2022 : mobility grant

Calls for projects

Mobility grant 2022

In order to promote student exchanges and training, the GDR Rift has renewed its Mobility Grant for 2022.

Even if we do not know yet the amount of the allocations from our tutelles for 2022, the scientific committee dedicates a part of its budget for this mission.

The applicants had to submit their project by the 26 November 2021. The 5 December 2021 scientific committee has evaluated and arbitrated the submitted applications for an early 2022 attribution.

In consideration of the current health and political difficulties, the Scientific Committee has decided to extend its call, and a second submission session will take place in spring 2022. To submit a new project, please fill in this online form.

Reminder: The grant will be transferred to the requesting UMR and can only be used for missions (travel, mission expenses) and only for the postulant. They must be used before the end of the 2022 financial year. The allocated aid is subject to the usual financial justifications, and we ask the beneficiaries for written feedback (1 page report + summary of expenses) and a small presentation (5 mn podcast type) for the GDR website. No further submissions will be considered without those justifications.

When filling this application form, please mention any element allowing to judge the feasibility of the project and its integration in one of the scientific axes of the GDR will be appreciated (calendar, co-funding, objectives of the mobility, …).

The scientific committee of the GDR

The 2022 selection

Laurent PALLAS (PALEVOPRIM)

As part of my post-doctoral research, I received funding from the GDR Rift to acquire comparative data to test the phylogenetic validity of an extinct primate species (Soromandrillus quadratirostris), and to explore its substrate preferences and mobility behaviour.

These research questions are part of a collaborative effort involving researchers from the University of California, Berkeley (Prof. Leslea Hlusko and Dr. Marianne Brasil) and Western Washington University, Bellingham (Dr. Tesla Monson). Ultimately, the GDR Rift-funded study will provide a better understanding of the phylogenetic and functional diversity of papionine monkeys from the Omo-Turkana Basin and a better understanding of the evolution of fossil ecosystems in this region of eastern Africa.

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